The driving test for cars lasts 30 to 40 minutes and includes:
- Questions on the Rules of the Road (including identifying road signs)
- Demonstrating hand signals
- Reversing round a corner
- A Turnabout in the road.
- A hill start
- Driving approximately 10-15 km in a variety of road and traffic conditions
- Moving off, Observation, Ability
- Driving in traffic
- Stopping Reversing around a corner
- Turning about, to face in the opposite direction
- Starting on a hill
- Road positioning
- Overtaking and passing
- Anticipation and observation
- Use of mirrors and signals
- Progress and use of Speed
- Compliance with traffic lights, road signs and markings
- Use of the vehicle controls (accelerator, clutch, gears, brakes and steering)
- Use of secondary controls such as wipers, de-misters, etc
- Issues and concernsIf you have any worries or concerns in relation to the driving test, it is important you talk to the RSA. Chances are your worries are without foundation but there are legitimate problems that crop up from time to time which may affect your ability to take a driving test and acquire a driving licence afterwards.
There are some medical conditions and disabilities that require a medical report to be produced before a driving licence can be issued.
If you have a disability, you will need to notify us in advance of the test so we can make the necessary arrangements.
InterpretersIf you cannot speak English, are deaf or hard of hearing, you are permitted to have an interpreter with you for the first (oral) part of the test. This person must not be your driving instructor, and may not accompany you during the practical element of the test.